Ugandan students who watched “Queen of Katwe” performed better on their national exams

For Ugandan students, watching the Disney film, Queen of Katwe could mean the difference between getting into university and not. According to a new study from Oxford’s department of economics, students who watched the biopic about a girl from the slums of Kampala turned world chess champion as little as a week before national exams performed better.

Researchers have established that the psychology of how students feel, how motivated they are, while taking a test can be as important as...


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